How Pregnancy feels after a Miscarriage

As I looked at those two little pink lines appear on the pregnancy test, those lines I so desperately wanted to see, I should have felt excitement. But instead, I was gripped with terror. Pregnancy for me had recently proven to be fragile, slipping away in a flood of tears and anguish. The instant I saw those lines, I was connected to the life growing inside of me. And petrified that it too would be lost.

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Breastfeeding: An Economic Investment

My current job provides considerable financial benefits to the Australian economy, as well as significantly contributing to the health of our population. And yet despite it’s compelling contribution to society, my job in unpaid and, more importantly, completely unvalued. What is it that I do? I am a breastfeeding mother. ‘But breastfeeding your own child […]

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A Letter To My Darling First Born: I Miss You Already

My darling first born. I feel the new life growing inside of me. The soft butterfly flutters moving around inside of my slowly expanding belly. The familiar sensations from when I was pregnant with you, all comes flooding back to me. While I am filled with joy at the prospect of bringing another child into the world, my darling first born, I miss you already.

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The Secret to Candid Family Photos

I have always found the idea of family portraits to be a bit daunting.  You know the ones I mean. The whole family perched neatly in a row, coordinated outfits, awkward smiles on faces. Since becoming a mum, I have looked at these posed photos with a new sense of bewilderment. How on earth did […]

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Chicken Tikka Curry with Cauliflower Rice

My toddlers favourite food usually happens to be whatever I am eating at any given moment.  Whilst this insistence on eating whatever I eat has resulted in me having to secretly scoff the occasional chocolate bar in the toilet, it has also presented me with the opportunity to cook shared family meals! Shared family meals […]

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Guide to Modern Mum Style: The Rise of the Slogan Tee and the Top Knot

According to the fashion world, New York City Fashion Week sets the trends for the upcoming seasons. If this is the case, Australian Women in Spring 2018 should be furiously adding to their online shopping carts balloon sleeved blouses, statement slides, hoop earrings, powersuits and mini bags.

None of those trends sounds particularly cohesive to motherhood though am I right?

Australian Mums have another idea of what will suit our personal style. We are revolting from uncomfortable and often unwearable fashion trends. We have taken back the ‘term mum jean’, wearing our jeans with pride. We want clothes and accessories that are cute, comfortable and functional enough to wear an actual bra with.

Enter: The rise of the slogan tee and the top knot.

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The Perfect Pair: 3 Food Combos To Maximise Nutritional Value

Romeo and Juliet, Batman and Robin, Beyonce and JayZ – some pairs just belong together. Similarly, in combination some foods bring out the best in one another. Pairing certain foods together, not only taste great, but can also deliver far greater benefits for the body than when eaten alone. Maximising nutrient absorption is particularly important […]

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Parenting with Anxiety: How it Feels and Ways to Cope

As I stood in the play centre, I had one eye on my toddler who was furiously attempting to climb up a slide meant for much older kids, while also trying to concentrate on the conversation I was having with another Mum. I could feel my pulse start to quicken. While I knew I was in a conversation, the words were starting to sound muffled and I could not concentrate on what the other Mum was saying. The deafening noise of the play centre started to buzz and I tried to take some long deep breaths in to calm down, while simultaneously keep the conversation going and being poised to chase my son.

This is what the onset of an anxiety attack feels like.

Motherhood is a dizzying journey of highs and lows. Of poop and pumpkin puree being smeared across walls. I have no doubt that I am an excellent Mum. I have always wanted to have babies, and I have a well developed maternal side.

But I also have anxiety.

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Green Super Smoothies

Green smoothies are easy, delicious and nutritious! What’s not to love? I have been a big fan of green smoothies for over a decade now. I used to whip up a quick and simple green smoothie every few weeks if I felt like my diet had been lacking in leafy greens. I have always found […]

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